Martin Walsh Architectural (MWA), the RIBA chartered family owned Architects, has secured listed building consent on behalf of client Pentecostal City Mission Church, which will see St Johns Pentecostal Church in Roundhay undergo significant repairs and improvements.
MWA will be responsible for overseeing vital repairs to both the interior and exterior of the Grade II listed building on Wetherby Road, which has been unused for a number of years.
Crucial repairs to the building’s external walls will commence in mid-February, ensuring the church is structurally sound and fully weathertight, repairing and preventing any further structural damage.
Interior improvements will also be made, including the fit out of a modern heating system and the installation of a state-of-the-art lighting system, creating an inviting and open space. A brand new-kitchenette, disabled accessible W.C and private meeting room will also transform the church into a multi-functional facility, which can be enjoyed by all in the local area.
Matt Morgan, Assistant Technician at MWA, comments: “At MWA we have a great understanding and knowledge of listed properties and are able to deliver projects that can transform a building whilst also respecting the site’s history.”
“We’re really looking forward to starting work at St John’s. It’s a fantastic building with a great deal of history and it will be brilliant to see the church become an integral part of the community once again.”
Bishop Cato of the Pentecostal City Mission Church, comments: “We are really happy that the vision for St John’s is nearing its completion and that this new building will welcome all and again be open for worship, weddings, funeral and conference room bookings.”